Marko Pavlović

Designer, BFA Industrial Design

I work as a independent product designer dedicated to delivering unique design solutions in a variety of industries with a particular interest in the realm of toys & puzzles.

I graduated from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Architecture, School of Design. During my first year of studies I started working with toys and earned worldwide recognition for revolutionary OBLO™ spheres puzzle design which could be described as a cousin to the Rubik’s cube, but for preschoolers.

My new invention is a 3D puzzle called Logiq Tower™. With more than 22,000 possible solutions, this could very well be one of the most challenging brainteasers on the market.  Projects in the toy category helped me win numerous awards throughout Europe and the USA.


Awards

2013  Tillywig Toy Awards - Brain Child, US

2012  German Design Award - Nominee 2013, German Design Council, Frankfurt, DE

2012  3rd Award for upholstered furniture, Kvadra Design, Začretje, HR

2011  red dot award: product design - "honourable mention", red dot design award, Essen, DE

2008  CDA Award - Best Product/ Industrial Design, Croatian Design Exhibition 0708, Zagreb, HR

2008  IDEA International Design Excellence Awards '08 GOLD, IDSA, Phoenix, US

2007  Product Design (Innovation) - Hamleys - Commendation, D&AD Global Student Awards, London, GB


Exhibitions

2014  Croatian Design Exhibition 1314, Zagreb, HR
2014  Croatian Design Superstore, Kneževa palača, Zadar, HR
2014  DESIGN TOURISM EXPO, Luža, Dubrovnik, HR
2014  Solo Exhibition: Od studentskog zadatka do globalnog proizvoda, Bernardo Bernardi Gallery, Zagreb, HR
2014  Retrospektiva ZzID 2009 - 2013 Exhibition, Zagreb, HR
2013  "ZNATI I MOĆI", Croatian Product Design Exhibition, Rijeka, HR
2012  Common Sense & Sensibility, Loggia Gallery, Hvar, HR
2012  Common Sense & Sensibility, Forum Gallery, Zagreb, HR
2012  Common Sense & Sensibility, BDW, Belgrade, SRB
2012  New York Toy Fair, NY, USA
2011  DESIGNEAST.EU OFFLINE, International Airport, Prague, CZ
2011  DESIGNEAST.EU OFFLINE, Budapest, HU
2011/12  red dot design museum, Singapore, MY
2011/12  red dot design museum, Essen, DE
2011  "IN A NUTSHELL", Arts and Crafts Museum, Zagreb, HR
2010  ELLE Dekor - furniture fair, Zagreb, HR
2009  Solo Exhibition: Ideja / Koncept / Proizvod, CDA Gallery, Zagreb, HR
2009  Ambienta - ZV, Zagreb, HR
2009  Belgrade Design Week, Belgrade, SRB
2009  Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
2009  43. Zagreb Showroom of Applied Art and Design, Zagreb, HR
2008  Croatian Design Exhibition 0708, Zagreb, HR
2008  BIO.21, 21st Biennial of Industrial Design, Ljubljana, SLO
2008  International Design Excellence Awards '08, IDSA, Phoenix, USA
2007  Fashion Closet, Arts and Crafts Museum, Zagreb, HR
2007  D&AD Global Student Awards, London, UK


Speaker

2014  Lecture: Od studentskog zadatka do globalnog proizvoda, School of Design, Zagreb, HR
2014  Expert consultations: AKS ME ANYTHING, Zagreb Design Week, Lauba Museum, Zagreb, HR
2014  Lecture: Oblo & Logiq Tower, Zagreb Design Week, Lauba Museum, Zagreb, HR
2013  "ZNATI I MOĆI", Croatian Product Design Exhibition, Rijeka, HR
2013  TEDx Maksimir, Zagreb, HR
2013  Magdalena, 15th festival of creative communications, Maribor, SLO
2013  Croatian ambassador - designer, Grayling agency, Luxembourg, EU
2012  Pecha Kucha Night, Osijek, HR
2012  TEDx Maksimir, Zagreb, HR
2009  Pecha Kucha Night vol. 2, Zagreb, HR